Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Myrtle update again

I´m knitting on other projects right now. This one is to big to bring with me in the cab, but starting the new job monday I will spend my evenings knitting and sipping gallons of tea...

Della Mitts

September KAL in the Ravelry group of fingerless mittens fanatics. Alpacka from Rauma, 1 ball.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Ekorundan or you can eat them too!

This weekend has been the weekend of "Ekorundan" That means that some organic farms have "open houses" and that you can ride between them in cars ( not so good for the climat...) Eko stands for ekological that means organic.
It´s the third year that it´s been arranged and I have done it all three years with a friend. We have bought a lot of veggies, drank a lot of coffea and had some really good cakes. This year we ended up at a sheepfarm that I don´t recall the name of but the woolshops name was "Sjöhästen" ;seahourse.

They had three kinds of sheeps, The gotlandic from the island outside Sweden. The Leicester and an endangered called "Åsen"

The gotlandic sheep is grey and when it becames a furcoat it´s called Viking lamb and is also quite popular in decorating

This is dyed wool to be spun into yarn

You could also buy natural skins

I bought a natural white skein of Leicester/Åsen and a singular thread gotlandic thera half of it was dyed in black
To be saved for a yammy project....
and yes they sell meat too!

The Myrtle again